AND IN THE END: THE LAST DAYS OF THE BEATLES
Thomas Dunne Publishing (Paperback)
Given that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Let It Be, The Beatles' final collective effort, Ken McNab’s look at the Fab Four in the final throes of dissolution is both timely and touching.
While And In The End alludes to the music they made under unsettling circumstance — that is, the songs that ultimately gelled as Abbey Road and then patched together for the album that was originally to be titled Get Back — the book mostly deals with the inner conflicts and financial squabbles that eventually tore them apart.
Covering much the same ground as the equally incisive Solid State by Kenneth Womack, it recounts in painful detail one of the saddest sagas in all of rock history.